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of virginia, someone who ran as a pragmatist, someone who is leaving behind his hard conservative origin, he just issued a proclamation for confederate history month. he was actually trying to avoid controversy, and it was not written in the inflammatory way george allen did a decade ago, but running through the proclamation, it completely take for granted that all of virginia in 1861 was white. all of virginia was for secession, and all of virginia was fighting for a self-ruled. that is not true. a third of virginia was black. much of virginia was loyal to the union, and they were fighting to on other people. if you have someone for whom that history was more than they had read in the book, we would be having a firestorm with the republican party had immolated its own hopes of building a bigger base. bob macdonald should have had a big carrier in politics. he has done himself a lot of harm, not out of malice, but out of blindness, and that is why someone like michael steele is really necessary, not as a racial thing. if you are the democratic party and everyone in leadership is a school tea
. >> there are big oil fields all over south texas and south louisiana. off the coast of virginia and south carolina, there is no oil field on shore there. why do you think they're going to be oil field offshore? >> so why bother? the governor of virginia loves the idea, thinking jobs. so virginia's two democratic senators did maryland's two democratic senators do not like it. >> we know that there is a time, saudi arabia of oil in alaska, largely untouched anwr remains shut. if we started in 1996 when clinton shut it down, we would have 1 million barrels a day, 5% of our entire consumption, 10% of our imports. the oil is in the west, and that is why it is so odd. >> it is interesting that the oil and gas industry actually seemed pleased by this. of course they would like more, but they are pleased by this, while the republican leadership in congress is sort of pooh- poohing it. i think there is a lot of stuff in this proposal that has not gotten much attention. they are talking about opening up some solar stuff in the desert that would be the equivalent of 30 cold-fired -- colt-fired utility plants
crafted by tom davis, a former republican congressman from virginia, and addressed that the united states is fighting for democracy and freedom in baghdad and kabul, capitals where they can vote for the leaders, and americans cannot their own nation, and more americans from d.c. have died in those wars and in korea and vietnam and world war ii than in southern -- seven other states. >> d.c. used to be twice as big as aids. at the virginia side was returned -- and became twice as big as it is. the virginia side was returned and became part of virginia. you have the district be in maryland and have it for a senator and members of the house. it is the obvious answer, one that nobody will accept. >> in baltimore? last word. thanks, see you next week. for a transcript of this broadcast, log on to insidewashington.tv. what did you do that for? i've been wondering whether i'd like it. what's the decision? i don't know yet. you can have another c you know what they are?
follows democrat tom periello home to his virginia district. >> health care is not my fight t was about economic relief to working it in middle-class families. seniors who are struggling. if we can save them a little money, that's a really big deal for people. >> lehrer: and we get the analysis of david brooks and ruth marcus, filling in for mark shields. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour is provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the oldest member of the u.s. supreme court is stepping down after 35 years. justice john paul stevens had been the leader of the court's liberal wing. judy woodruff has the story. >> woodruff: justice stevens informed president obama of his resignation in a one-paragraph letter this morning. it read: "my dear mr. president: having concluded that it would be in the best interests of the court to have my successor a
muslim home-school families in northern virginia. >> reporter: in the heart of mainstream america, a cub scout derby where each of the home- designed cars is carefully weighed and measured before roaring off at breakneck speed. here, enterprise, ingenuity and patience are justly rewarded. >> my favorite part was when i got in first. >> reporter: it's a mainstream event passionately embraced not only by the jaka brothers but also by nine-year-old bilal khan, whose education and upbringing is anything but mainstream. in his loudoun county, virginia, home, bilal is being taught math by his mother zakia. >> so five is closer to seven, or ten is closer to seven? >> reporter: in another home nearby, priscilla martinez is teaching her six children, ages two to 12, about condensation. >> we're going to learn about clouds, evaporation, condensation and precipitation. >> reporter: they are part of a growing movement-- no one knows the exact number-- of muslims who home-school their children because they want them to get a more holistic education than a public school can provide. >> what we are try
is to capture him or to kill him. >> lehrer: gwen ifill updates the investigation into last week's west virginia coal mine tragedy. and fred de sam lazaro reports on using private capital for the public good. in this case, for toilets in the slums of kenya. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the presi
. the latest on the mine accident in west virginia and the search for survivors. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight: family members cling to what the state's governor called "a sliver of hope." we'll talk to frank langfitt of national public radio on the scene. >> lehrer: then, gwen ifill reports on the political turmoil in the former soviet republic of kyrgyztan-- site of a u.s. air base that supplies troops in afghanistan. >> brown: we debate a court decision that could limit future regulation of the internet. >> lehrer: we have updates on two school systems: john merrow reports on alternatives for troubled teens in new orleans. >> i've got 16-year-old seventh graders and 17-year-old eighth graders and 18-year-old ninth graders who are reading at the third or fourth grade reading level. those are tremendous challenges. >> a lot of them put up walls. >> brown: and we look at washington d.c, where the schools chief struck a deal with the teachers union. >> lehrer: and, fred de sam lazaro tells a good news story about an effort championed by former president carter t
when they take on the west virginia mountaineers at the final four in indianapolis. on wednesday we went to durham, north carolina to the campus to talk to coach k before he departed for indianapolis. here is that conversation. 11 final fours. six finals. won three. haven't been back in a few years. characterize the moment here. >> i'm trying to go from euphoric over sunday night to realistic like "weave got to win a game on saturday night," and that's difficult, because this was as good a final four to get into -- a regional final win as i have experienced since the first one in 1986, because i really love my guys, and i was so happy to see jon scheyer and lance thomas and brian zoubek fulfilled -- you know, go to the promised land, which is the final four, and it was kind of like -- because i am a father, i have seven grandkids, it's like seeing your son or daughter or grandkid do something grashths and it was that type of thing, but i love my team, and i am anxious to compete this weekend. >> charlie: "love my team" means what? >> there is not a second that i'm with them that i w
rex hello, i am a host of white house chronicles. we have the tragedy at the mine in west virginia which reminds me of my father and the best piece of advice he ever gave me and the only time i ever actually took his advice. i dropped out of high school and went into journalism and was doing okay until it faded and i needed work. i was in what is now zambia and i was offered a job in the mines. it was enormous money at the time because there was a thing called the copper bonus. it was way out of control because of the buildup of defense in the united states and a huge boost of copper. i wrote to my father was not a learned man but could express himself nonetheless with some vigor and said," you don't have to worry about money anymore because i got a job in the copper lines." he wrote me an extraordinary letter with spelling mistakes and said," son, i never really told you to do anything. her mother was upset when you dropped of school but please, do not go down a mine. they are awful places. i have had to work up in the much of my life and i know this. it was a mechanic and did mai
of the confederacy. >> confederate history month in virginia. wasn't thrilled -- slavery worth a mention? >> slavery was the controlling central issue and i don't know anyone with historical credence to would differ with that. >> the united states has used nuclear-weapons only twice -- against the japanese cities of hiroshima and nagasaki toward the end of world war ii. afterwards japan surrendered. then the soviets wanted one and the nuclear arms race was on. president obama announced he is reworking america's nuclear strategy, scaling back the role of nuclear weapons in the nation's defense and putting limits on when they can be used. in prague the president and his russian counterpart signed an agreement to cut the nuclear weapons by one-third over the next seven years. president obama is pledging not to go nuclear against countries to abide by the nuclear non- proliferation treaty even if they attack the united states with chemical or biological weapons. the president's critics say he is weakening our defense posture. do you agree? >> know. funny, there are a lot of loopholes -- what news -- wel
years old. rescue crews in west virginia tried and failed today to get into a coal mine where 25 men died on monday. four other men have been missing in the mine since then. the day began with hopes of ending the four-day drama at the upper big branch mine. but search teams ran into dangerous levels of lethal gases. and with that, mine safety officials ordered them to turn back. kevin stricklin of the u.s. mine safety and health administration said there was no choice. >> this is a setback. it's not something that they won't get back in. we're going to continue to monitor that borehole number one. they are in danger and that's the whole intent of evacuating them from the mine. >> holman: once the crews were out, drilling resumed for a second, larger hole to allow more ventilation, and stricklin said the teams might try again tonight. west virginia governor joe manchin said there still was a slight chance the missing miners took refuge in an airtight safety chamber, containing four days of food, water and oxygen. >> if we have any hope of survival and they're in that rescue chamber, t
-out" clauses. and virginia has already passed one. because of that, virginia's attorney general-- republican ken cuccinnelli-- has filed a separate lawsuit against the federal government. >> i'm doing exactly what i said i was going to do when i ran for office and i got more votes then anybody running for attorney general in virginia history. people of virginia knew what they where getting when they elected me. >> woodruff: when president lyndon johnson signed medicare into law 45 years ago, it, too, ran into opposition from the states. in some cases, because it required racial integration of publicly funded hospitals. those challenges failed, and many legal scholars say this new batch of state lawsuits will fare no better. and at the white house, presidential aides maintain none of the cases bears any legal merit. >> i think that for many decades, the supreme court has recognized congress authority under the commerce clause to regulate activities relating to interstate commerce. my advice from counsel is that we'll win these, we'll win these lawsuits. >> woodruff: there's also push- back fr
, virginia neighborhood once sold for close to $400,000. prices now are half as much. that makes owning an affordable option for first time home buyer issa viayrada. a high school spanish teacher, she's ready to settle down and has been shopping for a home. while she's made several offers, she hasn't had much luck. >> in this area, it's not so much about finding a house, it's about losing it to the highest bidder. >> reporter: the higher bidding is coming from investors, some who want to buy and rent the home, and others who want to flip it. one thing they have in common, says realtor mario rubio, is cash. >> the sellers or banks own, they would prefer to make a deal with a cash offer, which makes sense at this time, because the banks have been waiting, trying to sell these properties for so long. >> reporter: cash buyers now make up a quarter of the market, 10% is considered a normal level. in markets like d.c., southern california, and florida, those investors are pushing out first time buyers. some homes, like this one viayrada is looking at, were sold only a few months ago and now a
donald, the newically elected republican governor of virginia for tidelands drilling off virginia. >> he is in favor of, and there is florida, you get republicans in georgia in favor of it. so it is-- it's intriguing to watch the american petroleum institute and barbara boxer, the american petroleum institute endorse the president's position. so it is, i think it is intended at least in part to build political support so that the president's energy bill which makes sense so that are you not in that position you were on health care where it's all what every republican is opposed completely. >> lehrer: shocked that politics had something to do with it. >> the virginians are happy, the new jersians are not happy because they are afraid the effects will hit their waterfront. so a lot of it is political. but for an administration that has lost independence, it's a sign we not just captive to democratic groups. and by the way i have a lot of arguments with my conservative colleagues on how liberal obama is and i could point to this. coy point to afghanistan. i could point to his really being aggressive attac
with a democrat from west virginia -- co-authored. it is not on the priority list. tavis: can cyber war peace talks or responded to aggressively? >> -- can cyber war be talked about? >> when we started doing that people told us it was too hard, you could not verify it. it is too complicated to negotiate. now they are saying the same thing about cyber arms, but the government has to stop opposing cyber on control and be willing to sit down with experts and say we will put some things off- limits. we will say cyber war should not be used to attack civilians. tavis: are we so far behind that is a matter of if and not when with regard to as being hit? >> if any country finds a reason to go to war with us, like iran might, we will be hit and we are not ready. people will ask why we are not able to defend ourselves. tavis: which is why we are reading "cyber war" by richard clarke. good to have you back on the program. up next, judy collins. stay with us. tavis: please welcome judy collins to this program. she is one of the most popular folk artists with songs like "amazing grace." in june she will
to survey the damage. the owner of a west virginia coal mine defended itself today. massey energy said air samples taken shortly before a fatal explosion showed nothing unusual. the blast killed 29 miners. a senate hearing on the explosion is set for tomorrow. wal-mart lost a round today in a long-running fight over gender bias claims. a federal court of appeals in san francisco ruled 6-5 that a huge class-action lawsuit may go forward. the suit, filed in 2001, involves more than one million current and former employees. they say wal-mart favors men over women on pay and promotions. the company is the world's largest private employer. the british ambassador to yemen had a close call today. a suicide attacker tried to kill him, but the ambassador escaped injury. we have a report narrated by jonathan rugman of independent television news. >> reporter: clearing up after a suicide bombing aimed at the british ambassador's car. the ambassador survived, but the bomber is is now dead. the yemenis say he was a student from the south of the country and there have been dozens of arrests. this al qae
to be a threat against speaker pelosi. steve cohen of memphis, congressman cantor of virginia. there is an extraordinary amount of anger and it's beyond anxiety. it's a kind of blind anger. and you know this is where analogies get very complicated but remember what happened on you know stevenson was spit on in dallas. lady bird johnson was jostled. there have been many moments of furry and anger in the country but this feels a little rawer and a little rougher and therefore all the more-- all the more dangerous. and it is not that we've never had conflict. it's not that there is not a legitimate case against the health-care bill. this isn't about that. this is about people who in greater numbers than historians usually can summon right now are actually threatening lawmakers for votes that they made in the congress on a bill that john dingel who has been in the house since 1955 said is to the right of where nixon was. >> right. >> i mean it's still hard for me to understand that it's only about health care it didn't be. i mean what could be so devastating to people about trying
from the 2005 conviction of a virginia resident for making and selling dog-fighting videos. newshour regular marcia coyle of "the national law journal" was at the court this morning and she joins us now. again, marcia, welcome back. >> thank you, margaret. >> warner: this law has been on the books for 11 years. how did this case end up at the court now? >> the goal of this law was to get at animal cruelty by drying up the commercial market for depictions of animal cruelty. this law imposes a penalty of up to five years in prison for the commercial creation, sale and possession of video... of auditory and visual depictions of animal cruelty. congress was really trying to get at dog fighting videos and so-called crush videos which appeal to a sexual netish for women in high heels stomping animals, small animals. robert stevens, as you said, was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison. one of the of three videos he had involved dog fighting in japan where it's legal. he appealed, challenged the constitutionality of the law. the lower court struck down the law. the obama adminis
today after the west virginia mine explosion that killed 29 men. joe main of the mine and safety health administration, or msha, said going to federal court is one option. he also asked for beefed-up powers. >> unlike other agencies, that enforce federal law, msha lacks the authority to subpoena testimony and documents as part of its investigative process. its criminal penalties must be enhanced so that the threat of jail is real for the worst offenders. violations of key standard laws or key safety laws should be felonies and not misdemeanors. >> sreenivasan: massey energy, he operator of the west virginia mine, had numerous safety violations. the cause of the fatal blast is still under investigation. the drug maker astra-zeneca has agreed to pay more than half a billion dollars to settle a federal case. it involved the anti-psychotic drug seroquel, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. the food and drug administration charged the company promoted the drug for insomnia and other uses that had not been approved. sales of the medicine totaled nearly $5 billion last year. anot
virginia coal mine today to recover the bodies of the last nine miners from last week's deadly explosion. 29 men were killed. a team of federal investigators also was scheduled to arrive today, to begin work on what caused the blast. a new debt assistance deal for greece won a favorable response on world markets today. on sunday, european leaders agreed to lend the greek government up to $40 billion if it's needed. the international monetary fund would contribute another $13 billion. the move eased fears that greece could default on its debt. on wall street, the dow jones industrial average gained eight points, closing above 11,000 for the first time since september of 2008. the nasdaq rose more than three points to close near 2458. the 2010 pulitzer prizes were announced today. the "washington post" led the way with four awards. the "herald courier" of bristol, virginia, with only seven reporters, took the public service prize for stories on mismanaged natural gas royalties. and "pro publica" shared an award for investigative reporting, a first for an online-only news organization. amon
. he singled out massey energy for "a failure of management" that led to the west virginia mine tragedy that killed 29 workers. massey called the president's remarks "regrettable." >> so tom, it looks like this winning streak continues on wall street with all of the major indexes continuing to post new highs. >> best winning streak for the dow, in fact, in the past month, as a matter of fact. so let's take a look at what is fueling it in tonight's market focus. a bit of a choppy day, but the markets had an upward bias, helped by earnings in technology and transportation. you heard about google's better- than-expected earnings earlier in the program. going into the results, google was up 1%, but after the close, it dropped more than 4%. over the past 12 months, the stock is up 57%. more than 95% of its first quarter revenues came from ads it put on its web sites and the sites of others. while its youtube, online documents, and android smartphone business get lots of attention, those remain a small piece of the revenue picture. also in technology, advanced micro devices turned in a record
high school in alexandria, virginia, the students come here-- to the college and career center-- to talk strategy. >> did you hear back from any of the colleges other than mary washington? >> reporter: choosing a college is their first challenge. paying the bill is another problem altogether. >> i'm ready for it. if i have to, then sure, why not. >> reporter: senior farishta boura says she's willing to take out loans to pay for pricey george washington university. >> knowledge is something that i can invest in, and never lose money on. >> reporter: her classmate haset solomon feels the same way. >> i have to finance my education somehow. my parents won't be able to pay for it. so it's my education, my responsibility. >> reporter: two-thirds of undergraduates borrow money for college, and paying tuition this year may be especially tough. a record number of students in the u.s. are already taking out government loans, and in the 2008-2009 school year, they borrowed 25% more than the year before. sarah bauder is the financial aid director at the university of maryland, where the n
that stretches from west virginia to new york saw buying. rex energy, exco resources and range resources, each up 4% or more on heavy volume. as jeff reported earlier, hopes are high merger activity is beginning to pick up. certainly merger rumors are picking up. not a week goes by recently without some kind of merger rumor fueling big volume in shares of palm. the latest speculation came today from a chinese language version of a technology news website, reporting smart phone maker h.t.c. is talking to palm. the stock was among the most active. jacobs engineering group also is in the rumor mill as a possible private equity buyout target. and casey's general store stock shot up after it rejected a hostile buyout from a canadian convenience store operator. insurance giant aetna will have to stop enrolling new customers in its medicare advantage or medicare prescription drug plans beginning april 21. the federal government ordered the halt because aetna has not followed certain requirements for the drug prescription plans for seniors. shares of aetna dropped below $33 a share at mid day when the ne
of the edgar lomax company, an investment advisory firm based in springfield, virginia. and welcome back to nightly business report. >> good to see you, tom. >> so before we talk about expectations from stock market returns what kind of shape do you think the balance sheet is in for the government and for households? >> it's getting worse. but starting from a strong point, so we're still the richest country in the world. and that gives us a lot to work with. at least though we do see some light at the end of the tunnel. household debt has been declining over the last year and a half. and that's new in the last, for some number of years. over the last year, for example this is 2009, we've actually seen household debt fall about 237 billion which is just under 2%. >> how do you think the u.s. consumer is doing as we enter the second quarter of 2010 though? >> i think individually they are getting stronger by having-- by borrowing less and therefore saving a bit more. however, though, we're doing it by shifting much of what would be individual accumulation of debt on to the government's bal
agreement here in the senate, develop by senator warner from virginia, which ac published what we needed to accomplish. it had a prefunded event, and i have reservations about that. not because i'm against a prefunded event, but knowing the congress i do, they'll spend it on something else, instead of protecting the taxpayer. but there are ways to address that, too. i don't see that as an issue that is a high hurdle to get around. >> susie: let me bring up another point that congressman barney frank said on our programme. he said if this proposed financial reform were already law, it would have prevented the alleged fraud of goldman sachs. is that how you see it? >> i don't know the answer to that question because i haven't really read the case and the issue. but i would pointer out that the fraud action was brought, so there were obviously laws on the books to address the issue. i don't think -- my concern here is people are making this event in a way that is causing us to legislate on one event. the issues involved here are much, much broader and more complicated and much more sophisti
at a law school in virginia, students brainstormed over whether their faith required them to adhere to a higher ethical standard than the profession itself requires. >> in addition to being lawyers, we're christians. and we have standards as christians we want to live up to. >> reporter: the signature activities of c.l.s. chapters are weekly bible studies, which, in addition to discussion of the text, usually include prayer and other forms of worship. would a student chapter of, say, b'nai br'th, a jewish anti- defamation league, have to admit muslims? >> the short answer is yes. >> reporter: a black student organization would have to admit white supremacists? >> it would. >> reporter: even if it means a black student organization is going to have to admit members of the ku klux klan? >> yes. >> reporter: you can see where that might cause some consternation? >> well, there's a spanish saying to the effect that "the thinnest of tortillas still has two sides," and the other side of that is that with any other regime, we would be forced, using public money, to subsidize the discrimina
suit filed by the widow of one of the 29 miners killed in a west virginia coal mine explosion last week. the woman says massey's long list of safety problems amounts to negligence. and it that list is growing. federal investigators have found more than 60 new safety violations at massey mines since the blast. those violations include problems on a conveyer belt in a mine where a belt fire killed 2 people in 2006. euu >> susie: japanese automaker toyota said today it tested a luxury s.u.v. deemed a safety risk, and got the same results. that test came this week, after "consumer reports" magazine said the lexus g.x. 460 can roll over. toyota is looking at potential fixes for the problem. meanwhile, the automaker could be heading back to capitol hill for another round of hearings. the house energy and commerce committee has set may 6 to review the automaker's electric throttles. those throttles are at the heart of questions about sudden acceleration in toyota and lexis vehicles. >> the civil fraud charges against goldman sachs come as big bank of nov banks have sn big. rochdale securities.
ordered a review of coal mines with a history of violations. an explosion at a west virginia mine last week killed 29 men. the president criticized mine owners today for using "endless litigation" to block safety enforcement. and, he said current safety laws are "riddled with loopholes." >> i refuse to accept that any number of miner deaths is simply a cost of doing business. we can't eliminate chance completely from mining any more than we can from life itself. but if a tragedy can be prevented it must be prevented. that's the responsibility of mine operators. that's the responsibility of government. and that's the responsibility that we're all going to have to work together to meet in the weeks and months to come. >> sreenivasan: the president said he wants quick action to get more inspectors into mines that have troubling safety records. wall street edged higher again today. the dow jones industrial average gained 21 points to close at 11,144. the nasdaq rose more than 10 points to close at 2,515. civil rights leader benjamin hooks ed today at his home in memphis, tennessee after a
from virginia and president clinton's lawyer bob bennett. they had a deal. they had an agreement to settle it for the full amount that paula jones had asked for, $ $700,000. and paula jones, they took on this deal. they thought it was done and president clinton authorized it. paula jones by that time was being handled by susan carpenter mcmillan and she and paula's husband steve jones were still pushing her so she refused to settle for the full amount asked for in the complaint and one of the documents i found that was just startling and really provided an insight was a letter from paula jones' lawyers to her begging her to take this settlement and saying that at most they thought she could recover $50,000 if she won anything at all if they went to trial. so they knew there were big problems with this case. they knew she needed to settle and when she didn't, they withdrew and stopped representing her. >> rose: do you have an opinion as to what paula jones... what happened to her? >> you mean in the excelsior hotel? >> rose: right. >> this is the best that i can say. i'm sure that
and 45 miles across at its widest point, or roughly the size of west virginia. the slick was just 20 miles east of the mouth of the mississippi river, teeming with wildlife, and close to rich oyster grounds. if not contained, the oil could reach land by friday. >> if the results are good and we're happy with the results, then the effort will be to get more and more teams out there duplicating that same result to provide benefit. you know, we'll learn more today at the end of the day once we find out how the initial burn went. >> woodruff: the burn is the latest effort to stop the oil spewing from an offshore rig-- the "deepwater horizon"-- that exploded and sank last week. 11 men were presumed killed. when the rig went down, the pipe that carried the oil from the well-head on the ocean floor bent and cracked. roughly 42,000 gallons of oil have spilled every day since then. earlier this week, crews launched submersible robots, tried and failed to turn a shutoff valve at the well-head, a mile deep. now, b.p., the rig's operator, is sending in a second rig. its job is to drill a relief
in northern virginia. and julia gordon is senior policy counsel at the consumer advocacy group, the center for responsible lending. julia gordon, let's start with you. why was it so hard for people whose homes are underwater to get the banks to agree to a lower principal balance? >> it's hard because it's hard for them to get any modification at all to begin with. whether you're underwater or not dealing with mortgage services is exceedingly difficult and many borrowers are struggling with that. but it's particularly difficult because the primary government program targeting this issue right now, the home affordable modification program, does not right now include a principal reduction component. the mortgage services are only doing what they're essentially required to do. they're not really going above and beyond particularly in a situation where not only does this cost the owner of the loan money in many cases but in most cases it costs the servicers some of their own fees. >> suarez: bert, this housing crisis has been going on for some time. one of the most consistent complaints is from
this month in west virginia. hundreds of thousands of graco and simplicity baby cribs will be recalled in the u.s. the consumer product safety commission said today hardware could fail, causing babies to suffocate or strangle. and toyota announced it's resuming sales of the 2010 lexus g.x. 460, after halting them last week. it said a software fix is now available at dealers, to stabilize the vehicle in tight turns. for the record, toyota is an underwriter of the "newshour." hundreds of mourners, from the president on down, paid final respects today to civil rights leader dorothy height. family, friends, political leaders and members of the general public attended the funeral at washington national cathedral. in his eulogy, president obama recalled height's 40 years as head of the national council of negro women. >> dorothy height was a drum major for justice. a drum major for equality. a drum major for freedom. a drum major for service. and the lesson she would want us to leave with today-- a lesson she lived out each and every day-- is that we can all be first in service. we can all b
the muslim-american community in northern virginia. >> this is indeed a wake up call. it is a wake up call involving our youth. >> reporter: the five men, ages 18 to 24, had become friends at this mosque in a suburb of washington, d.c. worshipers there said they were good kids, who studied hard and never expressed extremist views. mustafa abu maryam runs the mosque's youth group. >> our group discussions never talked about politics, never talked about ongoing conflicts, never talked about fighting against anyone indirectly or directly. on the contrary, we always promoted compassion toward others and being good stewards of humanity. >> reporter: but in late november, the five-- ahmed abdullah minni, umar chaudhry, waqar khan, aman hassan yemer and ramy zamzam-- disappeared, without telling family or freinds of their plans. friends of their plans. amal khalifa, ramy zamzam's mother, said he did tell her he was going away to baltimore. he disappeared what in late november? >> i can't say he disappeared. he told me before he leave he's going somewhere and he takes two sets of clothes, a lot of
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